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Intel Arc Board Partners are Reportedly Stopping Production, Encountering Quality Issues

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According to sources close to Igor Wallossek from Igor's lab, Intel's upcoming Arc Alchemist discrete graphics card lineup is in trouble. As the anonymous sources state, certain add-in board (AIB) partners are having difficulty adopting the third GPU manufacturer into their offerings. As we learn, AIBs are sitting on a pile of NVIDIA and AMD GPUs. This pile is decreasing in price daily and losing value, so it needs to be moved quickly. Secondly, Intel is reportedly suggesting AIBs ship cards to OEMs and system integrators to start the market spread of the new Arc dGPUs. This business model is inherently lower margin compared to selling GPUs directly to consumers.

Last but not least, it is reported that at least one major AIB is stopping the production of custom Arc GPUs due to quality concerns. What this means is yet to be uncovered, and we have to wait and see which AIB (or AIBs) is stepping out of the game. All of this suggests that the new GPU lineup is on the verge of extinction, even before it has launched. However, we are sure that the market will adapt and make a case for the third GPU maker. Of course, these predictions should be taken with a grain of salt, and we await more information to confirm those issues.


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They really are up shit creek without a paddle... I almost feel sorry for them.

Mwa-ha-ha! Not so easy when you need to do some actual work yourself now, intel?
Your harsh... But true.
 
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Raja what have you done!...... :banghead:
 
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They really are up shit creek without a paddle... I almost feel sorry for them.


Your harsh... But true.
Yes, I've always been a huge fan of irony. Shady marketing, skewed reviews and intentionally botched compilers can only get you this far.

Not to say other companies are saints but intel went the drain a long time ago.
I seriously pity guys who still swear by the 'intel inside' logo.
 
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Yes, I've always been a huge fan of irony. Shady marketing, skewed reviews and intentionally botched compilers can only get you this far.

Not to say other companies are saints but intel went the drain a long time ago.
I seriously pity guys who still swear by the 'intel inside' logo.
More like "Intel In the shit".
 
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Raja just applied for the company that makes this line. It even has several tiers of flavor! He said and i quote "It is time to redefine chips!"

*rubs crystal ball and pets cat on lap, evil smirk*

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Yes, I've always been a huge fan of irony. Shady marketing, skewed reviews and intentionally botched compilers can only get you this far.

Not to say other companies are saints but intel went the drain a long time ago.
I seriously pity guys who still swear by the 'intel inside' logo.
We've all taken Intel inside, and it just wont stop being sour ever since :twitch:
 
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Raja just applied for the company that makes this line. It even has several tiers of flavor! He said and i quote "It is tine to redefine chips!"

*rubs crystal ball and pets cat on lap, evil smirk*

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We've all taken Intel inside, and it just wont stop being sour ever since :twitch:
I've bern rooting for the underdog ever since K6...

Edit: some will say of all the flavors I chose to be salty.
 
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I swear if a company as big as Intel, with their olympic size swimming pool of engineering talent and equally large Scrooge McDuck vault of cash decides to give ARC the axe because of simple growing pains I'm throwing in the towel on them ever truly making a comeback. You don't build this much hype and make so many promises around a monumental product line like this and then go "oopsie launch went bad out the airlock it goes!". If they go through with this rumored ARC cancelation they'll deserve every stinking ounce of hate they'll get for it. This is NOT how you stand behind your products. They need to be reassuring their customers that Intel understands the issues they're having and that they're DEDICATED TO FIXING THEM. Absolutely pathetic corporate behavior, ESPECIALLY this ridiculous ask they're making of their AIBs to hawk their barely functional cards to OEMs at a loss to claw back any fraction of their investment they made in their inevitably doomed line of GPUs. PA-THET-IC.
 
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I've been rooting for AMD since I got my 3600. so 2020.


I was late to the real processors, sorry.
All good, in that case you missed the Inside Era. Its not a bad thing; the gist was "omg another quad core"
 
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I've still got an 1240V2 being in the way in a cupboard.
 
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Honestly intel pushing for system integrators is already a red flag.
It means they are not confident the product will ship on its own so they just force it on people buying a whole "gaming" computer who dont know any better.

I want this to be good, I want a 3rd player, but damn it intel, come on!
 
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All good, in that case you missed the Inside Era. Its not a bad thing; the gist was "omg another quad core"
Omg, I'm still on a quad core:rockout:. And for everyday use the i7-6700 is definitely more pleasant to use than our powerful ryzen 3700x.

Mwa-ha-ha! Not so easy when you need to do some actual work yourself now, intel?
Id est?
 
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Remind me of the old days where there are many graphic card manufacturer, Intel entered the discrete graphic card with
the Intel 740 discrete graphic card but wasn't much successful.
 

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This is al just sensationalizing. So all AIBs are trying to get rid of existing inventory, but one of them is not and is, wait for it, having quality issues. You'll forgive me if I'm a bit skeptical.

The good news is video cards at current prices do not move. Glad to hear that.
 

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I said it all along. Raja is a flim-flam man. The Peter Molyneaux of GPU's. Where is he now it's all hit the fan?
 
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If they go through with this rumored ARC cancelation they'll deserve every stinking ounce of hate they'll get for it. This is NOT how you stand behind your products. They need to be reassuring their customers that Intel understands the issues they're having and that they're DEDICATED TO FIXING THEM.

This. At a point of investment, it hurts less to do something rather than do nothing, and honestly, no one can expect a start where things work out immediately on the first try. Nvidia's terrible Riva 128 would be a good example.
 
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Wow look at all of you bashing Intel! If Intel didnt try to rush to market before the mining bubble collapsed everyone would praising Raja.

But since we got the Pin The Tail On The Donkey game out....Intel still employs Raja?
 
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Intel wants AIBs to eat shit on profits by selling to OEMs and system integrators to gain marketshare, yet at the same time Intel is unwilling to subsidise the prices of their own fucking GPUs in order to build that same marketshare. Gee, I wonder why the established AIBs didn't want to deal with them, and why the guys who made that mistake are starting to have cold feet!

Every new article about Arc is just another cherry on this turd cake.
 
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